NFPA's Firewise program celebrates 10 years: Perry Park Municipal District in Larkspur, Colorado

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2011

Jim Shannon and Bob Owens

NFPA President with Bob Owens of Perry Park Municipal District

Michele Steinberg was pleased to present a special award to the Perry Park Municipal District in Larkspur, Colorado at the 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference. Perry Park Municipal District is one of nine pilot NFPA's Firewise Communities/USA® sites, now celebrating their 10th anniversary!

Perry Park got its jumpstart from two “sparkplugs” including Firewise Regional Advisor, Keith Worley. After surveying community residents, Keith and others helped overcome fears and clarify myths about wildfire mitigation. Perry Park now has over 600 homes and has formed 18 partnerships to help them continue their efforts.

Learn more about Perry Park and their Firewise Journey, including their “Trees Saving Trees” effort